Black and White Checkered Print Pleated Face Covering
A mask with a black and white checkered print, handmade by Altar Houseline here in Portland, OR.
100% cotton (new-- not deadstock, sourced specifically from Joanns) with pleating and central internal pocket for filters. Washable and durable. Easy elastic straps (9.5 circumference for taut and comfortable fit).
A note about fashion masks and face coverings:
Disclaimer: This fabric mask is a fashion product and not a PPE device or medical device of any kind. Altar PDX LLC makes no warranties, either express or implied, that the mask prevents infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases. The mask is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, consult with a doctor or other health care provider.
Receiving your mask: Before using any handmade cloth mask, you should wash it in HOT water (160*F) using soap or detergent that leaves no residue. Rinse well with fresh water and hang to dry. Or disinfect the mask by soaking it for 5 minutes in a solution of 2 tablespoons of bleach per quart of water or 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of water. (ProjectProtect).
1. Wash and dry on high heat for the first use and after every daily use.
2. Wash your hands after handling your used/worn face covers
3. If needed, iron face covers to help them keep their shape
4. Store in a clear, dry place. Plastic bags work well.
5. Throw away face covers that are showing signs of wear or damage.
These fashion face masks are made from 2 layers 100% cotton; they do not contain HEPA filters or n95 grade textile.
Please note, while these masks can help with touching your face and airborne particles, Altar PDX LLC makes no medical claims on their effectiveness.
This mask is NOT rated for disease control. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has provided the following information regarding homemade face masks: The role of facemasks is for patient source control, to reduce contamination of the surrounding area when a person coughs or sneezes. Most facemasks do not effectively filter small particles from the air and do not prevent leakage around the edge of the mask when the user inhales.
As with any mask, these masks are not intended to be slept in or worn unsupervised.